4 Common Myths Of Functional Medicine

I wanted to share with you the 4 most common myths I hear about functional medicine. Some of these were even things that were going through my mind when I first looked into it. 

Here’s the 4 most common myths that I hear:

  1. “I’m going to have to eat and exercise perfectly for 2-3 years straight.”
  2. “If I change my diet my whole family is going to have to, and it’s super expensive to eat healthy.” 
  3. “It’s going to be too expensive for these supplements and doctors.”
  4. “I’m tired of failing and guessing what I might need.”

Functional medicine is the game changer for medicine. It looks at each person as an individual to come up with the right approach to your needs. 

We’re taking the guesswork out of it for you. 

We hear you and understand your frustrations from the past. 

Here at Victress Health we look for the root cause of your health issues so that we can make a personalized plan for you.

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Why Pain Free Is Possible

Tracy Poeppelman here with Victress Health and Wellness.

I wanted to reach out to those who are struggling with chronic pain.

I want you to know that there’s hope for you and introduce you to our functional medicine program. 

Functional medicine is very powerful and I wish I would have had all this knowledge 25 years ago when I first started as a PT. Looking back without functional medicine, I was only able to get patients partially better, rather than all the way to where they’d love to be. 

Those past patients would list off so many other issues like fatigue, acid reflux, among many others. I would just think that it was something completely different from what I was trying to help them with. 

As it turns out, all of those other symptoms can be traced back to gut dysfunction and chronic inflammation in our bodies. 

This is where Victress Health and our functional medicine program can really help you. 

We focus on getting to the root cause of your problem and developing an individualized approach for you. We look at your specific symptoms, your specific medical history, and your specific needs to implement something only for you. 

If you’re tired of dealing with chronic pain, we’re here for you. We can help. 

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Does This Pandemic Have You Feeling Completely Defeated?

I wanted to ask you if you’re having some of the same feelings that so many of us are having right now. 

With Covid, are you feeling completely exhausted because you’re going all day?

Are you running on caffeine all day and then maybe having wine or beer when you’re home to calm down?

Are you having a lot more sugar because you feel like you need that extra temporary boost?

Are you in such a rush in the mornings that you’re just grabbing a quick muffin or bar for breakfast?

Are you and your family “coping” by eating out a lot?

Are you now at the point where you’re ready to focus on your health and get back on the right track?

I wanted to extend an invitation so you can get that help to get back on the right path. Let us work with you. We take a systemized, personalized, approach to wellness. Each individual is different. Nobody is like the other. It’s important to have a plan that’s customized for you. We want to focus on your mind, body, and soul. 

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Top 5 Strategies to Prevent Osteoporosis, Falls, and Joint Pain

Top 5 Strategies to Prevent Falls, Osteoporosis, and Bone Loss

Osteoporosis affects over 10.2 million older adults. And nearly 44% of older adults have low bone mass prevalence. The risk of fractures, falls, joint pain, as well as morbidity and mortality greatly increase with poor bone density.

 

So what can do you and your loved ones do NOW to prevent bone loss?

 

Start with these Top 5 strategies to prevent falls, osteoporosis, and bone loss.

 

1. Remove Bone Saboteurs

 

High acid food and drinks including processed sugars and carbohydrates break down bone more rapidly. There also certain medications that increase bone loss. *Please consult your doctor or practitioner before changing your medications.* These include the following:

 

*Coffee, Alcohol, soft drinks, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, refined sugars, heavy metals, loop diuretics, PPIs (antacids)

 

2. Know your Risk

 

 There is increased risk of osteoporosis for the following:
*females
*older age
*thin frame
*overweight
*asian or white race
* Rheumatoid Arthritis
* type 1 diabetes
*hyper/hypothyroidism
* premature menopause.
3. Exercise

 

– A sedentary or inactive lifestyle greatly impacts bone loss.  When bedridden,  bone mineral loss occurs up to 1% per week.

 

– You can GAIN bone mineral density with weight bearing exercise 1-3%/year. This includes walking, strengthening, upright movements and pain-free exercises.

 

4. Sleep

 

-The ideal range of sleep is 6-8 hrs. A longer duration of sleep (>8 hrs) has increased risk of osteoporosis and falls. Not enough sleep does not allow for growth hormone and bone building.

 

5. Nutrition

 

-Choose from a high mix of organic fruits and veggies (7-13/day). Incorporate omega fat rich foods like fish (not tuna which can be high in mercury), grass fed dairy, chia and flax seeds, nuts, avocado

 

-Choose gluten- free, whole foods that improve gut health and digestion. Choose anti-inflammatory foods and avoid processed, refined sugars that break down the gut and bone and can increase pain.
 

Not sure where to start or how you can help a loved one with increased risk of osteoporosis?
 

Call us for a free consult for physical therapy, falls prevention, or functional medicine support.
Article References:
*Simpson, Lani. Dr. Lani’s No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide: The Truth about Density Testing, Osteoporosis Drugs and Building Bone Quality at Any Age, Nashville, TN: Hunter House, 2014.
*Pizzorno, Lara & Jonathan Wright. Your Bones: How YOU can prevent Osteoporosis & Have Strong Bones for Life- Naturally. Edinburgh, VA:Pratikos, 2013.
*McCormick, R. Keith. The Whole Body Approach to Osteoporosis: How to Improve Bone Strength and Reduce Your Fracture Risk. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Pub, 2008.
*Lanou, Amy Joy and Michael Castleman. Building Bone Vitality: A Revolutionary Diet Plan to Prevent Bone Loss and Reverse Osteoporosis, McGraw-Hill, 2009. PubMed
*Wright, N. C., Looker, A. C., Saag, K. G., Curtis, J. R., Delzell, E. S., Randall, S. and Dawson-Hughes, B. (2014), The Recent Prevalence of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass in the United States Based on Bone Mineral Density at the Femoral Neck or Lumbar Spine. J Bone Miner Res, 29: 2520–2526. doi:10.1002/jbmr.

Why Functional Medicine?

Let’s talk about your frustrations with healthcare.

We feel you. We know your frustration. We want to tell you why we made a change. 

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We ourselves had our own frustrations with healthcare. The typical ways of going to the doctor, getting the tests, we know there’s something wrong but the tests say that you’re fine. On one hand you’re happy but on the other hand you know there’s still something wrong. 

It all prompts you to think differently. There has to be answers. 

We’ve been following a functional medicine practice for about 5 years now. It addresses your health in a specific, individualized approach. It’s about finding the root cause of your health issues. Everyone has different health issues and it needs to be individualized. What works for one person doesn’t mean it will work for the next. It’s a systematic and evidence/research based approach. 

In our systematic approach, we’re looking at mind, body, and soul.

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Is Your Autoimmune Disorder Controlling Your Life?

Tell me if this story sounds familiar to you…

You feel tired all the time. 

You feel like your body doesn’t respond the way that it used to. 

Maybe you’re sore and can never get rid of the pain. 

You’re getting headaches and can’t perform at your job like you used to. 

You can’t be the best mom and wife, or co worker, because of the way you feel. 

You may even be having embarrassing stomach problems that are really holding you back from doing the things you love. 

You just don’t feel like yourself. 

My name’s Erin Hazelbaker and I’m Co-owner of Victress Health and Wellness. This is where we come into play. We want to help you heal your mind, body, and soul. We want to work on all three areas to truly heal you. You can heal from the inside and out. We focus on getting to the real root cause of your health issues. We take an individualized approach in helping you. Healing works best when it’s customized for you. 

You’ve tried everything. You’ve worked really hard and have gone from doctor to doctor. You’re frustrated and tired. You deserve to be the healthiest version of you. We want to help you get there. 

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